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U.S. Navy Active Ship Force Levels, 1990-1999

1886-1889 | 1890-1899 | 1900-1909 | 1910-1916 | 1910-1919 |
1920-1929 | 1930-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 
1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | 
as of 30 September each year, except 8/17/99

DATE 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
BATTLESHIPS 4 1 - - - - - - - -
CARRIERS 13 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12
CRUISERS 43 47 49 52 35 32 31 30 29 27
DESTROYERS 57 47 40 37 41 47 51 56 50 52
FRIGATES 99 93 67 59 51 49 43 42 38 37
SUBMARINES 93 87 85 88 88 83 79 73 65 57
SSBNS 33 34 30 22 18 16 17 18 18 18
COMMAND SHIPS 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
MINE WARFARE 22 22 16 15 16 18 18 18 18 18
PATROL 6 6 6 2 7 12 13 13 13 13
AMPHIBIOUS 59 61 58 52 38 39 40 41 40 41
AUXILIARY 137 112 102 110 94 80 67 52 57 57
SURFACE WARSHIPS 203 188 156 148 127 128 123 122 109 106
TOTAL ACTIVE 570 529 471 454 404 392 375 359 344 336

 

NOTES

End of the Cold War 'peace dividend' leads to decommissioning of many older ships, especially cruisers and auxiliaries, in a manner similar to downsizing at the end of the Vietnam war.

  Fall of the Berlin Wall and many East European communist governments, 1989-1990.

  Gulf mobilization and war, 1990-1991.

  Dissolution of the Soviet Union and end of the Cold War, 1991.

A rapid decline in force level is evident after the anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe and the collapse of the Soviet Union, 1989-1991.

 
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